The past five-plus years of male targeted advertising have been pretty painful to watch. Yes, I know that ads are always painful to watch, but they’ve been particularly excruciating for a while now. You can blame this on the glut of advertisers trying just about every tactic imaginable to convince us that modern men have some sort of masculinity deficit disorder […] Read more
Don’t be fooled; advertisers are still selling regressive masculinity, it’s just their tactics that have changed.
I was recently invited to submit a piece of cultural criticism for Apex Magazine, a monthly sci-fi, fantasy and horror magazine available in print and online. It appeared in the August 5th, 2014 edition, (Issue #63). For the piece I decided to write about some gender issues in one of my favorite SiFi shows, Orphan Black. You can […] Read more
I play video games, I don’t develop them. But thanks to Ubisoft and the ongoing Assassin’s Creed: Unity controversy, I learned something about the process of developing playable video game characters last week. Wait, I take that back… I didn’t exactly learn something new, as much as I had one of my long-held suspicions finally confirmed. […] Read more
Until this year, I had never attended a Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) before. But there I was at PAX East to participate in a panel on gender inequality in gaming. I have to admit I wasn’t expecting much… I figured we’d get low attendance at best and at worst a room full of angry rape apologists. […] Read more
On April 10th, 2014 I was one of the featured keynote speakers at the 9th annual Dismantling Rape Culture Conference held at the University of Vermont. You can learn more about the conference here.   […] Read more